Thomas Elwood Moore

Male3 May 1851–12 August 1930

Brief Life History of Thomas Elwood

When Thomas Elwood Moore was born on 3 May 1851, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, his father, Evans Moore, was 28 and his mother, Julia Ann Williams, was 29. He married Rosetta Eugenia Carr on 26 June 1871. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brandon Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Jones, Iowa, United States in 1925. In 1880, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as stone mason in Jackson, Iowa, United States. He died on 12 August 1930, in South Fork Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Canton Cemetery, Canton, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas Elwood Moore
Rosetta Eugenia Carr
Marriage: 26 June 1871
Leona Mae Moore
Edward Evans Moore
Leonard Lee Moore
Homer Seaborn Moore
Grace E Moore
Clarence Moore
Eva Etta Moore
William Francis Moore
Mary Ethel Moore

Sources (41)

  • Thomas E Moore, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Thomas E Moore in entry for Leonard Lee Moore, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Thos Moore in entry for Rosetta Moore, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    26 June 1871
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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Wyoming Post Office as opened as Marshfield 10/18/1854. Name changed to Wyoming 08/21/1855.


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 21

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.

    English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .

    English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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